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Bono at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Bono in 2009
Background information
Birth namePaul David Hewson
Also known asBono, Bono Vox
Born (1960-05-10) 10 May 1960 (age 58)
Dublin, Ireland
OriginFinglas,[1] County Dublin, Ireland
GenresRock, post-punk, alternative rock
OccupationsMusician, singer-songwriter, venture capitalist, businessman, philanthropist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
Years active1976–present
Associated actsU2, Passengers
Notable instruments
Gretsch Irish Falcon
Gretsch Country Club BonoSignature.svg
Bono's signature

Paul David Hewson, better known as Bono (born 10 May 1960 in Dublin, Ireland)[2] is an Irish musician, best known as the lead singer of rock band U2.

Career[change | change source]

He became a member of the band U2 on 25 September 1976, when he responded to a message that was placed by Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band.

The name Bono was a type of hearing aid and in Latin means good voice.

Bono married Alison Stewart. They have four children. Jordan (b. 1989), Eve (b. 1991), Elijah (b. 1999) and John (b. 2001).

Bono is known for doing a lot of charity work. For this, he was named Time Person of the Year in 2005. Bono has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, though he did not win it.

References[change | change source]

  1. "It's where I shaped my future, says Bono". The Herald (Ireland). 12 December 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  2. Wall, Mick (2006). Bono: In the Name of Love. Andre Deutsch Ltd. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-233-00177-7.

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